Words About the Weekend #7

In my introductory post to this new guest series I mentioned that ‘Words About The Weekend’ is a chance to be a bit nosey about other bloggers and what they get up to on a Saturday and Sunday.

The questions deliberately focus on principles of mindfulness – self-care, being present, appreciation and gratitude.

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The seventh blogger to write a post for this series is a fellow teacher and tea drinker Ruth from Craft With Cartwright.  I’ve only just discovered her blog but will be popping back as it looks great.

So over to Ruth to tell us more about her weekend rituals.

How do you usually kick the weekend off on a Friday night?

Friday night is usually spent entertaining the in-laws who will have done the school pick up for me before I finish work.  We’ll have dinner together and then once the kids are in bed they’ll head home. Then hubby and I generally flop on the sofa and watch a couple of episode of our current box set.

What do you usually do as a family at the weekend? Any regular activities.

Saturday mornings are for housework, everyone is involved. Then in the afternoons, it’s normally a trip to the park or a visit to family. Saturday nights is movie night. I cook homemade pizza and popcorn and we take it in turns to pick a movie we can all watch together.

Sunday is about lies ins and a big Sunday lunch. Either I cook it or we go out with my parents for a meal. Then it’s winding down and checking we have everything ready for the new week.

What does your partner or another member of the family regularly do for you on the weekend that you are appreciative of?

Saturday hubby gets up and makes me the first cup of tea for the day. He’s a great tea maker and part of the reason for me marrying him was his tea making skills. I return the favour on Sundays for him.


How do you fit moments of self-care into the weekend?

I make time everyday to sit and read for twenty minutes. It gets me away for screens and relaxes me. I am aiming to add twenty minutes of yoga a day to this too.  

How do you make sure you slow down a little at the weekend? Or re-connect with the family if it’s been a busy week with lots of people doing lots of different things?

Weekends are all about family. We spend a lot of time with our extended family in the weekends. Thanks in the main part to them living so close and because their children are the same age as ours.

That’s so nice that Ruth gets to spend so much time with her extended family – a real luxury these days when so many of us live such long distances from our relatives.
Thank you so much to Ruth for taking part in this guest series.
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handwritten Hayley



  1. March 3, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    I think we might need to set up some new routines for our weekends, such as adding a movie night (although on our last attempt Penguin only wanted to watch the credits, over and over… lol) and maybe bath-and-book time for me ☺️ Thank you for this inspiration! xx

  2. Alice Letters to my Daughter
    March 4, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Sound like a great weekend – ours are far less predictable which is sometimes good but sometimes means we end up doing a whole lot of nothing! I love that Ruth has such a connection with family 🙂 #thesatsesh

  3. March 7, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    It’s lovely that when she can’t pick up the kids her in-laws help and as a result they get to catch up with the family too, Mine are in France so unless we move it’s a long way for them to travel. #thesatsesh

  4. March 8, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    #thesatsesh Totes jel of the larger family, I would love J to have cousins but being an only child myself Im not sure that’ll happen lol. I really liked the idea of pizza and popcorn evenings…we haven’t had a home cinema for a while 🙂 feeling inspired

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